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Redmi Y1 vs Redmi Note 5 - Specifications & Features

By Finserv MARKETS - Jul 25,2018
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  • Both Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Xiaomi Redmi Y1 are similarly priced
  • Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 has a higher resolution accounting for better display
  • With a 16-MP front camera, the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is the perfect phone for selfies
  • Get Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 and Xiaomi Redmi Y1 on Bajaj Finserv EMI Store on no-cost EMIs

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi, has become one of the most successful brands in the market with a highly diversified line-up of smartphones catering to different financial segments. One of the latest phones that it has launched is the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, which in price competes with its slightly older brother, the Xiaomi Redmi Y1.

Get detailed comparisons on these phones here.


When it comes to display, the full-metal bodied Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is certainly the better phone as it comes with a screen size of 5.99 inches and a display resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels at 403 PPI. In comparison, the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 features a 5.5 inches screen with a 720 x 1280 pixels resolution at 267 PPI. Both phones have IPS LCD technology. Both these phones are easily available at the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store. The store promises a 4-hour free-delivery for smartphones.


The Xiaomi Redmi Note features a 12-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture, Dual LED flash and video sharing capabilities. The front camera on the device comes with a 5-megapixel camera with flash features. The Redmi Y1 in comparison has a 13-megapixel camera with f/2.2 aperture, phase detection autofocus, and LED flash at the rear. The front has a 16-megapixel camera with f/2.0 aperture, LED flash (Selfie-Light) and Beautify 3.0 software support. In this department, the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 scores highly over the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5. You can get the Xiaomi Redmi Y1 on No Cost EMI from the Bajaj Finserv EMI Store using your Bajaj Finserv EMI Network Card.


The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 chipset with an Adreno 505 GPU for graphics, Octa-core processor 1400 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 28 nm.

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 chipset with an Adreno 505 GPU for graphics, Octa-core processor, 2000 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm. Both phones come in 32GB internal-storage/3 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage/4 GB RAM variants with a storage expansion of up to 128 GB. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 certainly scores better here.


The Xiaomi Redmi Y1 comes with a battery power of 3080 mAh while the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 comes with 4000 mAh.

So which one should you choose?

Even though the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 is marginally expensive than Xiaomi Redmi Y1, it is the value-for-money smartphone to go for. However, if you are someone who wouldn’t want to compromise on selfies and don’t mind a plastic body phone, Xiaomi Redmi Y1 should be your choice.

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